Mississippi is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to let it enforce an abortion law that had been declared unconstitutional by a lower court.
State officials say Mississippi's public schools will have another year to keep the high grades they have been given, even though test scores indicate lower ratings.
President Barack Obama's top economists say that even as the U.S. has managed to kick start a lasting and growing recovery, modest wage gains are far from making up for decades of paycheck stagnation for middle-class workers.
Most Americans support increasing the minimum wage, as well as requiring employers to provide paid sick leave and parental leave, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.
Mississippi legislators are working on early proposals to fund state government during the year that begins July 1.
Mississippi homeowners older than 65 could get a break on their property taxes under a proposal some lawmakers are pushing.
In the fight against violent extremism, President Barack Obama has argued the U.S. has one thing going for it that Europe doesn't: a long tradition of warmly embracing its immigrants, including Muslims.
A watch collector spotted a rare Swiss timepiece in a Phoenix secondhand store, bought it on sale for $5.99 and then sold it for $35,000.
Chinese were seeing in the Year of the Sheep today, but with fortune-tellers predicting accidents and an unstable economy and some parents-to-be fretting over the year's reputation for docile kids, it wasn't exactly warming everyone's heart.
A Golden Triangle economic development leader says he believes lawsuits against a Columbus-based company that has proposed building a $1.2 billion aluminum mill could be on the horizon.
Tuesday's six-hour Starkville Board of Aldermen meeting ended with the board's appointment of an interim fire chief, allusions of racism associated with the decision and two African-American aldermen exiting the meeting before the conclusion of business.
During a meeting that featured little discussion and a steady string of unanimous votes, the Columbus City Council took time to recognize members of the city's fire department who were recently named Mississippi Firefighters of the Year by the state.
There are roughly 1.75 million deer in Mississippi and they bring an estimated $1 billion economic impact to the state.
Mississippi University for Women on Thursday will host the producer and director of "Spies of Mississippi," a documentary about the defunct Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission, which spied on Civil Rights leaders in the 1950s and 1960s.
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